Brie and Nikki Bella are BOTH pregnant! That’s right, Nikki is expecting her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, while Brie is expecting her second child with husband Daniel Bryan. The best part? The sisters are due a week and a half apart!
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I can’t even begin to describe to all of you how happy I am! I’M GOING TO BE A MOM!! It’s something I have wanted to be my whole life. I was definitely shocked when I found out. And so nervous! I wasn’t expecting it and felt I wasn’t ready but this journey of life is unpredictable. I thank God every day and night for bringing this amazing blessing and miracle into my life! I am already SO IN LOVE!! My baby and I have already fought the flu together and had victory! So I know we can take on anything in this world we want to… together. ❤️ I love my little warrior baby! My baby is SO strong it’s crazy! (Mama felt it everyday first trimester lol) Can’t tell if it’s the wrestling genes or the ballroom!! Lol It has lover and fighter blood and I will help my baby be a game changer this world needs! Thank you all for the love and support! So happy not to keep it a secret anymore! I’m 13 weeks tomorrow and already showing a little! So goodbye big sweatshirts and back to my crop tops lol jk well maybe not! @thebriebella This life just wants you and I to be twinning at everything we do lol and even though we were shocked, beyond shocked, here’s another journey that I am so grateful to God to have you by my side. You have already been the best teacher! And Bird too lol making sure I drink a lot of water and telling me my belly is getting big. Goodness I love her so! Oh and @theartemc your pure joy, bliss, love and happiness has meant everything to me! To already watch you step up to be the best Dad for this little one makes my heart smile so big! I know we aren’t husband and wife yet but I love our commitment to this child already. Ok Bella Army prepare to get flooded with our pregnancy journey till August! And make sure to watch our @people magazine interview online and a fun interview and more pics will hit newsstands on Friday! And the third slide!! Omg my baby!!!🥰❤️🤰🏻👶🏼👩🏽🤝👨🏼 PS! Artem and I haven’t taken our cute pregnancy announcement pics yet lol but we are working on that! Brie and Bryan reminded us of that yesterday!! Lol
“[It was] a total surprise,” Nikki tells People. “It took even me a good week to come to terms with like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m pregnant.’ I’m not ready for it.”
“Wait, twins being pregnant at the same time?” Brie and Nikki Bella shares with the outlet. “People are going to think that’s a joke. We both are shocked. People are going to think we planned it, but you can’t really plan pregnancy!”
“My husband and I were trying for seven or eight months, but then I felt in my heart it was a sign from God, like, ‘You guys are good with one,’ so we stopped trying,” says Brie. “When we were in France meeting Artem’s family, I felt a little off. I was irritated and uncomfortable in my body. When we got home, I took a test two days before Thanksgiving, and when I saw the positive sign, I was like, ‘Oh, s—!’ “
For Nikki, she says she and her new fiancé, Chigvintsev, weren’t trying, but she had a “feeling.” The 36-year-old twins added that they are also sharing the same symptoms which include being “super nauseous,” but Nikki Bella explained that she will take the sickness and is just happy she is going to be a mom. “Even though I feel really sick, like, can’t believe I’m going to be a mom soon,” she said. “I’m going to have this person to take care of for the rest of their life and help them do the right things and just show them the way of the world. That’s amazing!”
This exciting news comes just under three years after Brie and Bryan Danielson, both WWE stars, welcomed their daughter, Birdie Joe Danielson. The couple welcomed their first child in May 2017.
The baby news also comes just weeks after Nikki and Artem announced their engagement. In early January, Nikki took to Instagram to share the engagement news with her fans.
Both Nikki and Brie spoke with Health about fertility and motherhood.
“We were trying for eight months, and I couldn’t get pregnant,” Brie revealed. “I was stressed and it wasn’t happening. There were a couple [of] times that I was so late and was sure I was pregnant. Then I would get my period and bleed really badly.”
She added, “I think the universe was telling me something — like, ‘It’s not a great time to have another baby.’”
In the same publication, Nikki shared that she was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a hormonal disorder which affects the reproductive system.
“I also found out I have PCOS — it kills your fertility,” she told the publication. “I’m getting brown spots all over my face, acne, weight fluctuations and hair loss.”
“I actually just found out and was devastated. You research it, and there is no cure,” she added at the time. “I just pray I have some fertile eggs left and that I can still be a mom. So, yes, I do feel like being a mom is in my future. I am just not sure how soon.”
Despite her troubles with fertility, she and Chigvintsev are preparing to welcome their first child together.
“Even though I feel really sick, [I] can’t believe I’m going to be a mom soon,” Nikki said. “I’m going to have this person to take care of for the rest of their life and help them do the right things and just show them the way of the world. That’s amazing!”
“It’s something I’ve dreamed of my whole life,” she added.